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Jordan: Hundreds Displaced Based on Family Ties

Expand Madaba governorate on Jordan's map.  © 2019 Human Rights Watch   (Amman) – Jordanian authorities have forced about 200 people to leave their home governorate because of their extended family ties to an accused murderer, Human Rights Watch said today. Jordanian security authorities expelled members of the extended al-Shahin family based on an order of the local governor, a high-ranking Interior Ministry official, under a local practice known as jalwa, which was removed from Jordanian law in 1976. Under that practice, authorities could temporary displace family members of accused murderers…

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